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A floodlight at the beach. Looks like it didn't survive the hurricane.

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Sep 17, 2017 at 06:10 PM Author: streetlight98
Would have made it just fine if the mounting arm was properly installed...

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Sep 17, 2017 at 06:17 PM Author: wattMaster
I saw another one of these, it (and the arm) were dangling by the power wires!

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Sep 17, 2017 at 07:25 PM Author: streetlight98
Oh boy that's not good. You or one of your parents should notify the electric company right away and give them the street name and pole number if you can get that information. It's a public safety hazard (plus if they get there before it drops to the ground they could just reinstall it, though here they tend to just remove stuff like that and install all new stuff in case anything is broken)

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Sep 17, 2017 at 07:26 PM Author: wattMaster
The good part is, there's some grass underneath it to cushion the fall.

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Sep 17, 2017 at 07:32 PM Author: streetlight98
That thru-bolt is holding it so as long as the arm has a round hole and not a keyhole, the arm shouldn't fall off the pole. Looks like the floodlight is sharing a thru-bolt with the cobrahead arm to the right.

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Sep 17, 2017 at 07:34 PM Author: wattMaster
But I was talking about the dangling-from-power-wire fixture?

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Sep 17, 2017 at 07:41 PM Author: streetlight98
Grass isn't going to cushion a 30ft fall. Cast aluminum is pretty brittle stuff. It doesn't survive impact too well.

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May 18, 2019 at 02:32 PM Author: Lumex120
did this ever get fixed?

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May 18, 2019 at 02:59 PM Author: wattMaster
It's still like this, but it could still be working. Another floodlight that wasn't working nearby got replaced a new AEL one.

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May 18, 2019 at 06:05 PM Author: streetlight98
LOL that's funny it's still like this. There's a GE Powerflood near me in Riverside, RI that is pointing at the sky. The two bolts on the side of the fixture that hold it to its mounting yoke must've loosened. IDK if it works. Here's the streetview. Also note the early 60s truss arm. Most likely held an OV-25 flatbottom originally. It had a 250W HPS M-250R2 but around 2013/2014 before LEDs were an option here East Providence had the electric company change most of their 250W lights to 100W lights to save power. Pretty dumb IMO, since now all the main roads are a fraction of the brightness they should be. I believe the idea was for it to be a temporary fix (meaning when they do go LED, the LEDs will be 250W equivalent) but right now they haven't been able to get a good price from the electric company because their lights are too new.

The sale price of the old lights from the electric company to the city are calculated on the original purchase price NGrid paid, minus depreciation from age. Because they had all those 250w lights changed to 100w lights a few years ago, the electric company insists that that the lights have not fully depreciated, and therefore is making the city pay much more to purchase the lights than neighboring cities. So I believe they're waiting for the lights to be fully depreciated in value before purchasing them. Either way the electric company gets the money, either upfront with the higher purchase price or through a couple more years of rental fees.

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